Monday, March 20, 2017

SOS issues legislative update.

Mississippi Secretary of State Dibbit Hosemann issued the following press release.

Update: 2017 Legislative Agenda of the Mississippi Secretary of State’s Office

Election Code Update – Technical updates to the Election Code as well as revisions such as the implementation of a certified poll manager training program; staggering of election commissioners’ terms; reduction in the number of paper ballots required to be printed and machines to be used; shortening of the timeline for political committees to file statements of organization to forty-eight hours (48) after receiving or spending funds; increasing transparency by requiring filers to itemize payments made to credit card issuers or banks; and placing sanctions on political committees failing to make required filings with the Secretary of State’s Office.

HB 467, sponsored by Rep. Bill Denny, passed the House and the Senate. Because changes were made in the Senate, the bill will now be transmitted to the House for concurrence or non-concurrence. The Senate version of this bill was sponsored by Sen. Sally Doty.

Vulnerable Adult Amendments to the Mississippi Securities Act – Under the Mississippi Vulnerable Persons Act, investment advisers and broker-dealers must notify the Department of Human Services if they know or suspect a vulnerable person has been or is being abused, neglected, or exploited. This proposed amendment to the Mississippi Securities Act will require investment advisers and broker-dealers to also notify the Secretary of State’s Office, and allow them to notify a third party or delay disbursements if they reasonably believe financial exploitation has been attempted or has occurred. This amendment, along with its immunity provisions, will encourage firms to report potential financial exploitation as early as possible.

SB 2911, sponsored by Sen. Sally Doty, passed both chambers and is currently headed to the Governor. The House version of this bill was sponsored by Rep. Hank Zuber.

Increasing Security Violation Penalties – Under the Mississippi Securities Act, securities firms are required to reasonably supervise their employees and failure to do so is a violation of the Act. This bill amends the Act to clarify if a firm fails to supervise an employee for more than twelve (12) months or fails to supervise multiple employees these failures result in multiple violations of the Act rather than a single violation.

SB 2423, sponsored by Sen.Joey Fillingane, passed both chambers and is currently headed to the Governor. The House version of this bill was sponsored by Rep. Hank Zuber.

Public ImprovementDistrict (PID) Amendments – Amends the Public Improvement District statutes by reducing PID board member terms; removing board members who fail to attend meetings or fail to pay required PID assessment fees; limiting contribution agreements made by counties or municipalities; determining voting interest by the number of tax parcels or acres owned; allowing the county or municipality to dissolve the district, appoint a new board, or take other action; and providing for property to be stricken to the PID if assessments are unpaid and unredeemed at the county tax sale.

HB 1308, sponsored by Rep. Jason White, passed the House and was transmitted to the Senate. However, it died in the Senate Finance Committee.
SB 2450, sponsored by Sen. Joey Fillingane, died in the Senate Finance Committee.

Business Law Clean-Up – Amends the Mississippi Business Corporation Act to allow for winding up after a corporation is administratively dissolved and removes the ten (10) year limitation on voting agreements.

SB 2350, sponsored by Sen. Sean Tindell, passed both chambers and is currently headed to the Governor for his consideration. The House version of this bill was sponsored by Rep. Cory Wilson.

Mississippi Entity Conversion and Domestication Act Clean-Up – Makes technical amendments clarifying documents to be filed with the Secretary of State and removes charitable non-profit corporations from the list of entities eligible to convert.

SB 2327, sponsored by Sen. Sean Tindell, has been signed by the Governor. The House version of this bill was sponsored by Rep. Cory Wilson.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Nathan Upchurch, Legislative Director, at (601) 359-3123 or Or, you may contact Preston Goff, Assistant Secretary of State of Policy and Research, at (601) 359-1621 or


Anonymous said...

So, is Delbert running for Gov, Lt. Gov, or SoS?

Anonymous said...

If the answer is Door #1 or #2, the entire state will be yelling SOS!

Anonymous said...

In his mind he thinks he should just be annointed both. No need for a 2nd person if he could be in charge. While we are at it, could eliminate the legislature as well. Just trust him to take care of it all since after all nobody is anywhere nearly as smart or capable as Dilbert himself.

Anonymous said...

6:39 PM

The State of Mississippi would do well to eliminate the legislature. They have done absolutely nothing this entire session and it is March 20. When they adjourn, they will want to be called back so they can do what they should have done during the regular session! Biggest bunch of "do nothings" in the history of our state; all they do is bitch and whine for three months and get paid for it! I'm damn tired of all of them and every Mississippi taxpayer should be as well.

someoneinnorthms said...

Personally, I feel that the less the legislature does the better it is for our State. Obviously they have to pass a budge, but beyond that, I'm okay if they don't do a damn thing. Every time they put pen to paper they seem to screw something up. If they want to take action I suggest start at 1-1-1 of the code and see what can be repealed.

Anonymous said...

Delbert=Puffy Headed Wannabe

Jess Wondrin'... said...

Is this thread about:

A) Delbert's listing the progress of bills moving right along or dead.

B) The People being kept informed.

C) Kingfish being perpetually pissed at Delbert and using every opportunity to bitch and moan.

D) Delbert sucking up for future influence and potential votes.

E) Gene Magee building more apartments for Illegals in Ridgeland.

F) None of the above.

G) All of the above.

Anonymous said...

So, remind me again why we hate Delbert? I mean, he's almost certainly the next Lt. Governor and will follow in the footsteps of past conservative leadership to the Governor's mansion after Tate's two terms.

Honestly, is he any worse or better than the other imbeciles that run this state? We are such a microcosm of failed government efforts at the federal level. It's surprising Herr Governor didn't join Team Trump to ascend during the rapture.

Honestly, six people control this state and they're all inept. The house and senate are so rife with corruption and incompetence that it's amazing we haven't filed bankruptcy yet. But, we remained shocked that our younger generation continues to flee in droves. Hey, if you don't like it, just leave right?

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